WSES guidelines for management of Clostridium difficile infection in surgical patients


Sartelli M., Malangoni M. A. , Abu-Zidan F. M. , Griffiths E. A. , Di Bella S., McFarland L. V. , ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.10, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13017-015-0033-6
  • Title of Journal : WORLD JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY SURGERY

Abstract

In the last two decades there have been dramatic changes in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), with increases in incidence and severity of disease in many countries worldwide. The incidence of CDI has also increased in surgical patients. Optimization of management of C difficile, has therefore become increasingly urgent. An international multidisciplinary panel of experts prepared evidenced-based World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) guidelines for management of CDI in surgical patients.